Immigration

Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward
Immigration
Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward

SAN DIEGO — A lawsuit over the federal government’s program limiting the number of asylum-seekers who can ask for help at ports of entry will be allowed to go forward, a federal judge in San Diego ruled on Monday. U.S.... Read More

A Whole Generation of Migrant Kids Is Languishing at the US-Mexico Border
Immigration
A Whole Generation of Migrant Kids Is Languishing at the US-Mexico Border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — For the two dozen migrant children living inside a small church on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, most days go like this: Breakfast at 8 a.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and hours of nothing in... Read More

Refugee Mothers Separated at Border to Sue Trump Administration for $3 Million Each
Immigration
Refugee Mothers Separated at Border to Sue Trump Administration for $3 Million Each

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Like thousands of Central American parents seeking asylum in the United States, Patricia panicked when, after she and her son crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last year, U.S. border agents took the boy away. For weeks,... Read More

New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
Immigration
New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
2019-07-19 21:21:01
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of care for people detained at the U.S. border by Customs and Border Patrol. Ruiz’s bill, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals... Read More

Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed
Immigration
Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed
2019-07-16 21:15:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while courts confront a hopeless backlog of cases. They are proposing new procedures to manage the flood of illegal immigrants being... Read More

White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border
Immigration
White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to in effect end asylum for the vast majority of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection... Read More

Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears
Immigration
Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears

LOS ANGELES — The raids — hyped for weeks by President Donald Trump — were to take place in major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. As of Sunday evening,... Read More

Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas
Immigration
Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas

LA BLANCA, Guatemala — Her sister had made the trek last year, following a familiar script: Cross into U.S. territory from Mexico with a minor child, surrender to the Border Patrol, and apply for political asylum — then get released... Read More

White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2020 Elections
White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2019-07-12 14:43:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A quartet of Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday vowed to make significant changes to the nation's immigration laws if elected, contrasting their approaches with the hard line policies pursued by President Donald Trump the past two-and-a-half years. The... Read More

Immigrant Advocates and Democrats Decry Renewed Threat of ICE Raids
Immigration
Immigrant Advocates and Democrats Decry Renewed Threat of ICE Raids

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency could target thousands of immigrant families across the U.S. on Sunday for deportation, after scrapping a similar plan he announced last month on Twitter. [caption id="attachment_9935" align="aligncenter" width="214"] Cities to... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order
Immigration
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled for Thursday a vote on a resolution that would authorize the issuing of subpoenas to current and former White House officials who participated in the 2018 decisions over the “zero tolerance” policy,... Read More

Illegal Immigrants Face Huge Fines For Ignoring Deportation Orders
Immigration
Illegal Immigrants Face Huge Fines For Ignoring Deportation Orders
2019-07-09 17:32:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Disputes over illegal immigration are heating up as some long-time foreign residents of the United States who ignored court deportation orders received notice they are liable for hefty fines this week. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began issuing... Read More

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